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Copyright 1986 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 94, Issue 16
Tuesday, March 18, 1988
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By SUZANNE JEFFRIES
A publicized March 30 concert at UNC by jazz trumpeter
Miles Davis was cancelled after three Durham promoters
were arrested and charged for selling tickets without signing
a contract with Davis, the president of the UNC Audience
for Jazz, Allen Michie, said Monday.
David L. Murphy, 35, Yolanda Robinson Coles, 34, and
Sachendra Sharma, 23, were each charged March 12 with
the felony offense of obtaining property by false pretense,
Capt. Ralph Pendergraph of the Chapel Hill Police
Department said. The three were partners in the Durham
concert promotions firm Most Serious Productions.
"The property is money," Pendergraph said, "but the total
hasnt been figured yet. It may be as much as $45,000."
Pendergraph said that there was no guarantee that any
money would be returned, but ticket buyers can send a
request, including the place of purchase, to Lt. Summey at
the Chapel Hill Police Department.
Tickets were sold for $15 each but some cost $50 because
a reception following the concert was included, Michie said.
He said he did not know how many tickets were sold.
The UNC Audience for Jazz, WRDU Radio and The
Carolina Symposium were to sponsor the concert along with
Most Serious Productions, he said.
Michie said representatives of Davis' manager at the David
Franklin Association of New York, and ICM Artists, a New
York firm that schedules concerts for Davis, told a local
store manager who was selling tickets that Davis had not
agreed to do the concert. .
He said the State Bureau of Investigation began researching
the situation which lead to the arrests.
The concert was originally scheduled for Feb. 16 in
Memorial Hall but slow ticket sales caused the postponement,
"Memorial Hall hadn't half sold out two days before the
concert," he said.
Michie said Murphy, president of the Durham firm, told
him that he would go to New York to try to work something
out with Davis. According to Michie, Murphy later said
that Davis had agreed to do a March concert at $5,000 less
than his usual fee if he could extend his appearance to a
three-day tour with a show in Greensboro and one in
After the problem of the February 16 date was solved, ,
Michie said he assumed everything was fiheasMost Serious
Productions had successfully booked singer Nancy Wilson
for a December concert at Duke University. He found out
Davis had not agreed to the concert when a newspaper
reporter called the morning the arrests were made, he said.
Michie said he originally sought Murphy out after
attending the Wilson concert. He said he saw Davis' name
on a list of concerts the firm wanted to promote. "An outside
group can't use Memorial Hall unless it's co-sponsored by
a recognized campus organization," Michie said.
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Angie Smits, a senior English and psychology major, reads in front of the Campus Y Monday. Sunshine and temperatures,
the morning paper while sheltered by a blooming cherry tree in the mid 60s brought many people outdoors.
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By GUY LUCAS
The University will try to comply with the
Board of Trustees Feb. 28 motion calling for
Old East and Old West dormitories to remain
residence halls, said Vice Chancellor and
Dean of Student Affairs Donald A. Boulton.
The. BOT's . unanimous motion came , in
response to reports that Old East and Old
West could be converted to office space if
the administration found that renovation
costs would be too high to be funded through
BOT Chairman J. Clint Newton Jr. said
the motion was intended to be binding and
to send a very strong message to the
"We wanted the University to know this
is what we wanted," he said. "They're not
going to recommend those buildings as
anything. They're to rernain as dormitories.
"It was just a clear-cut declaration of intent
on the part of the trustees that they were to
remain dormitories," Newton said.
Boulton said he considered the BOT's
motion, to,be Jbmdjng."rm very happy the
Board of Trustees have seen fit to help us
in this," he said.
"What we intend to do now and what we
intended to do all along is get architectural
studies," Boulton said. "They will tell us
complete ideas and complete costs of what
needs to be done."
The studies will determine what repairs
need to be made and how much they will
cost. Once the studies have been completed,
their results will be sent to Chancellor
Christopher C. Fordham III, who will present
them to the BOT's Real Property Committee,
"Armed with facts and figures, we will know
how much we have to raise (to fund the
renovation)," he said. "Obviously, the goal
of Jhe trustees and everyone is for them to
rernain as residence halls."' " "
Newton said the trustees, particularly
Richard H. Jenrette of New York City, were
very concerned with keeping students on the
oldest part of campus.
"... (Jenrette) felt strongly that . . .
students should occupy the old part of
campus," Newton said, adding that Jenrette
had been appointed to a committee that will
look into raising money for the renovations.
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Editor's note: This is the second in a three
part series on N. C. prisons.
By HELEN E COOPER
Women are increasing their presence in the
business world, the political world and the medical
world, as more women are earning college degrees
than ever before. Many people attribute these gains
to the equal rights movement.
Women are also increasing their presence in
North Carolina prisons, and many, including
Martin McDade, assistant supervisor at the
Correctional Center for Women in Raleigh, believe
the equal rights movement is one of the culprits
here as well.
The rate of incarceration of women in North
Carolina has gone up when compared to men,
percentage-wise, in the last few years. More women
are committing violent crimes, and more judges
are convicting and sentencing women than ever
McDade said that judges are now punishing
women criminals as severely as they would punish
"That's because a few years ago, you didnt get
too many women committing armed robbery,"
said McDade. '
This is no longer true today, as women are
imprisoned for violent crimes ranging from assault
with a deadly weapon, to armed robbery and
In spite of this increase in violent female
offenders, a larger percentage of the North
Carolina women prison population consists of
nonviolent women who have written bad checks.
There are two kinds of crimes involving
worthless checks, said McDade. Forgery (signing
someone else's name to a check) is a felony and
carries a longer prison sentence than just
overextending a bank account, which is a
There are 58 pregnant inmates in the women's
prison and 33 of them are nonviolent offenders.
Although a 1983 North Carolina law says that
courts may delay the sentencing of pregnant,
nonviolent offenders until at least six weeks after
the birth of the child, some state officials say that
some judges are not exercising that option.
The 33 nonviolent pregnant offenders are
serving sentences of about 10 months, most for
writing bad checks, forgery, embezzlement and
The women have their babies at the Wake
Medical Center, and after two or three days, they
return to prison. Their babies are usually left with
family members, McDade said.
North Carolina is currently housing 830 women
in its two women's prisons. The correctional center
in Raleigh houses 630 inmates, and another prison
in Rocky Mount houses about 200 women.
The Rocky Mount prison is not a maximum
security prison, McDade said. Some women are
transferred from the maximum security prison in
Raleigh to Rocky Mount for good behavior.
North Carolina is one of only a few states which
has two prisons for women. Most states only have
one women's prison, said McDade.
Like their male counterparts, North Carolina
women's prisons are also overcrowded. The prison
in Raleigh is housing about 200 women over its
capacity of 450 inmates. The Rocky Mount prison
is operating at capacity, said McDade. He added
that as soon as women are released from the Rocky
See PRISONS page 4
By JEAN LUTES
After examining the east side of Davis
Library last week, Engineering depart
ment representatives were unable to tell
why the building is settling, said Larry
Alford, assistant University librarian
for business and finance.
Engineering department director
Selwyn N. , Bryant said a structural
engineer was coming to look at the
building today. "He probably won't be
able to tell what's wrong either," Bryant
said, "but he can make an educated
Alford said he had locked the first
floor women's bathroom damaged by
the settling. "Though there's no immi
nent danger of the marble stalls falling,
I was afraid they could fall if someone
leaned against them," he said.
Bryant said he and building systems
engineer Charles Davis Jr. had drilled
through the floor of the settling part
of Davis to try to find why the concrete
slab beneath it was sinking. "All we
know is that it's settling," he said.
"If there had been any empty space
between the concrete and the ground,
we would have found it," he said. "So
we know the whole thing went
"Probably well have to tear up
something to find out what's causing
it," he said. "We don't know whether
a pipe broke or whatever. It could be
Davis said the Engineering depart
ment didn't know how to solve the
problem. "It may involve digging up the
floor," he said."We won't know any
thing until the structural engineer looks
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He said only 20 square feet of the
acre the library covers were settling. "It's
not uncommon (for a building to settle)
when a building is set on an earth field,
if the earth wasn't compacted properly,"
he said. "There's no major concern,
since it's a very small portion of the
"(Davis) ... is not going to fall in
and hurt anybody," he said.
The separate maintenance problem of
water leakage through the walls of the
south side of the library has not been
noticeable, ' said Physical Plant chief
engineer Buddy Williams.
"Some attempt was made to lower
the ground area to drain the moisture
off, so there may or may not still be
leakage," he said.
"If water does get in, it will just leak
onto a concrete floor in a mechanical
room, and probably dry there," he said.
He said didn't know if recent heavy
rainfall had caused problems, because
no one would normally check on that
part of the building since no equipment
is kept there.
Alford said the leakage occurred in
"mechanical space", consisting mostly
of empty chambers used for drawing
air into the library's ventilating system.
"We have waited to see how to deal
with it because it's not going to endanger
any books, furniture, or equipment," he
Many consumers find sponsors' words irritating
By ELENI CHAMIS
"Don't give me that so-so soda, the same old cola, I want
a rock-n-roller. I wanna pop, pop, pop! I want a...Shasta!"
WeVe all seen them. Sometimes we may rise to refill a
drink or take a quick trip to the bathroom, but subconsciously
we are all aware of them. Television commercials.
Some are funny, some are stupid, and still others have
catchy tunes to attract the viewer's attention. Some are a
combination of the three. But sometimes rather than
attracting attention, these ads may irritate viewers.
"People are always grumping about advertising," said John
Sweeney, a UNC School of Journalism advertising professor.
Whether the slogan is "Gimme a light Bud Light,"
"Calgon, take me away," or "Where's the beef?", people are
finding commercials more insulting to their intelligence than
six years ago, according to Sweeney. Maybe consumers are
smarter now, he said.
Results of a Daily Tar Heel survey of 100 on-campus
residents indicated that students are annoyed by commercials
ranging from Lee Nails to Burger King's Herb to Pearl Drops
and feminine hygiene products. The big question is whether
these annoying ads are effective.
Sweeney said,"It depends on the product. It makes a big
difference when you're selling a laundry detergent and when
you're selling a vacation resort. For instance, Wisk is very
irritating and it's the highest seller in its category."
Another big consumer complaint is the stereotyped
characters like the housewife who grows faint when her toilet
bowl isn't as clean as her neighbor's, or the middle-class
husband who can't go Monday night bowling with his buddies
because he has "ring around the collar."
"1 don't like stereotypes," Sweeney said, "but there's not
time for character development in a 30-second commercial.
Some people think we're subliminal in these ads, which is
a complete myth."
Jim Mullen, also a UNC advertising professor said, "By
using these stereotypes, consumers immediately know who
these people are. There's nothing negative about stereotyped
characters. It's how they're perceived."
Kimberly Biggs, a freshman pharmacy major from
Mooresville likes the Coca-Cola Classic commercial that
boasts "red, white, and you!"
"The theme is all-American. The screens bring a feeling
of home in the United States and the music has a catchy
beat," she said.
Commercials for Bud Light and Triarninicin Cough Syrup
are UNC favorites, according to the DTH survey. And Pepsi
ads featuring Michael J. Fox and NBC's "What's up Vern?"
also proved popular.
Still Another favorite is the Lemon Joy commercial. A
tiny lemon man with arms and legs appears and asks the
housewife why she is using another lemon cleaner when she
should be using Joy to clean her dishes. The lemon man
toots a horn to get the housewife's attention in one version.
In another, he wears cute sunglasses to shade his eyes from
shining clean dishes.
UNC students said other commercials are so stupid that
they're funny. They included Bunker Hill's dancing bean cans
ad and those with fast-talking, used-car salesmen.
Some noted, however, that "if you can irritate viewers,
you can get their attention."
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Down and dirty
UNC leftfielder Scott Johnson diving back into first
base in action from yesterday's game between the
Tar Heeis and Vermont. UNC crushed Vermont 27-6
with six home runs. See baseball story, page 4.
What goes up must come down. Blood, Sweat and Tears